CRAFT HATCH Markets

COMING UP NEXT - Craft Cubed Market 26 August 2017 from 10am–4pm
361 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne (old site of 1000£Bend - ENTRY VIA SIDE LANEWAY)

This special bumper edition of Craft's signature Hatch Market features the best emerging makers from around Victoria as well as a festival special Open Studio with artists making work live in front of your eyes. Come and meet artists Jane Badger, Ilka White, Louise Meuwissen, Emma Greenwood, and Beck Jobson and see their tricks of the trade. Enjoy excellent edibles and top notch beverages from the Coffee Cart of Pookie May, while being serenaded by our surprise on-site balladeer. 


Held four times a year, Craft Hatch showcases emerging makers in the iconic setting of 361 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne (old site of 1000£Bend) in the heart of Melbourne's CBD. Craft Hatch is part of a professional development program for Craft members in their first five years of practice who are new to the world of markets and selling their wares. Supporting the makers with mentoring and professional development guidance, Craft Hatch is perfect opportunity for makers wanting to enter the retail scene and to get a face-to-face experience with their potential customers.

THE HISTORY OF HATCH

Craft Hatch was launched in November 2008 at the City of Melbourne’s City Library and to celebrate, develop and support emerging young makers. In August 2011, the market moved to 1000£Bend and in 2014 sat prestigiously within the New Craft Market at Queen Victoria Market. In 2015, Craft Hatch returned to 1000£Bend where we have cultivated a positive environment and great balance of audience, stallholders, space and numbers. 

Interested in applying to be a stallholder for Craft Hatch? Apply here.

Queries – Gemma Jones gjones@craft.org.au | 03 9650 7775

Craft also offers incentives via discounted membership and public liability insurance to ease the pathway to professional retail set up.